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July 01, 2014

The Senate's Teacher-Prep Draft: What You Need to Know

Your insider's guide to the Senate's draft bill reworking federal teacher-preparation requirements and grants.

June 19, 2014

Two on TFA: Studies Examine Cluster Placements and Older Novices

Two recent studies on TFA examine facets of the program. One continues to find that recruits boosted math scores in Miami schools, although they didn't seem to have much effect on their peer teachers. Another finds that older recruits are more likely to stay in the profession.

June 17, 2014

Alternative Certification Deemed Weak by NCTQ in New Teacher-Prep Report

The Washington-based group contends that alternative certification suffers from low standards and poor training, just like its traditional, university-based brethren.

May 27, 2014

Federal Teacher-Prep Grants Emphasize STEM, Common Core

The U.S. Department of Education wants new grants to improve STEM teaching and new teachers' fluency with the Common Core State Standards.

April 25, 2014

White House: Draft Teacher-Prep Regs Out In Summer

The plan is being billed as an executive action by President Obama to staff all classrooms with effective teachers. In reality, it's a revival of a long-delayed 2012 effort.

April 23, 2014

Group to Develop Model Ethics Standards for Educators

An association plans to develop model ethics standards for teachers and other K-12 professionals.

April 01, 2014

Illinois to Permit More Tries on Basic-Skills Test for Aspiring Teachers

Illinois has rescinded a policy capping the number of times aspiring teachers can take a basic-skills test.

March 26, 2014

Senate Weighs Ideas for Improving Teacher Preparation

Many federal reporting requirements on teacher preparation aren't all that helpful, panelists agree at a Senate hearing.

March 24, 2014

Group Urges Focus on Teacher-Prep Outputs in Federal Policy

A brief outlines new ideas for the federal policies governing teacher preparation.

March 19, 2014

Report: As Teacher Demographics Change, Districts Must Prioritize Retention

To reduce the achievement gap, schools should pay attention to teacher retention, says new report.

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